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Official Rules to win two VIP tickets to Magnuson Awards

Important:  Please read these Official Rules before entering this online promotion (the “Promotion”). 

By participating in the Promotion, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and represent that you satisfy all of the eligibility requirements below.

NO PURCHASE, PAYMENT, OR FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS PROMOTION.

1. Eligibility.  PURCHASE, PAYMENT OR FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION WILL NOT INCREASE ODDS OF WINNING. PROMOTION VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.  PROMOTION OPEN ONLY TO INDIVIDUAL UNITED STATES CITIZENS AND LAWFUL PERMANENT U.S. RESIDENTS WHO ARE LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE FIFTY (50) UNITED STATES, PUERTO RICO AND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND OVER THE AGE OF 18 (OR THE AGE OF MAJORITY UNDER APPLICABLE LAW).  BUSINESSES, CORPORATIONS, NATIONAL BANKS, FEDERAL CONTRACTORS, LABOR ORGANIZATIONS OR OTHER ENTITIES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO ENTER OR WIN A PRIZE, NOR MAY ANY INDIVIDUAL ENTER ON BEHALF OF ANY SUCH ENTITIES.  IF YOU DO NOT MEET ANY OF THESE REQUIREMENTS, OR ANY OTHER ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS IN THESE OFFICIAL RULES, YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO WIN A PRIZE, AND THE WASHINGTON STATE DEMOCRATIC PARTY (“SPONSOR”) RESERVES THE RIGHT NOT TO AWARD PRIZES TO YOU.  To be eligible to win the prize, entries must be completed and received by Sponsor in the format designated below.  Directors, officers and employees of Sponsor and any of their respective parent companies, affiliate companies, subsidiaries, agents, professional advisors, advertising and promotional agencies, and immediate families of each are not eligible to win any prizes.  All applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.

2. Disclaimer. Sponsor, all participating sponsors and any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, professional advisors, employees and agencies (collectively, the “Released Parties”) will not be responsible for: (a) any late, lost, misrouted, garbled or distorted or damaged transmissions or entries; (b) telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet, or other computer- or communications-related malfunctions or failures; (c) any Promotion disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events beyond the control of Sponsor or by non-authorized human intervention; or (d) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Promotion.

3. Promotion Period.  The Promotion starts at 12:00 a.m. (all times Pacific Standard Time) on October 1, 2014 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on October 8, 2014 (the “Promotion Period”). All entries must be received during the Promotion Period to be eligible to win a prize.

4. Prizes.  One (1) winner will receive the following prize (the “Prize”):  two (2) VIP tickets to the Warren G. Magnuson Awards Ceremony in Seattle on October 11, 2014, which includes special seating in the VIP section and a photo with Congressman Joaquin Castro. Approximate retail value is $350. If you have already purchased a ticket to the Warren G. Magnuson Awards Ceremony, we will refund the value of the ticket already purchased.

5. Odds; Taxes; Etc.  Odds of winning a prize depend on the number and quality of eligible entries received. ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZE ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF WINNER.  All prizes will be awarded.  The prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternative winner if two (2) attempts to contact winner by phone and/or e-mail are not successful. Prizes are not transferable.  No substitutions or exchanges (including for cash) of any prizes will be permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value for any prize.  Limit one prize per household or address.  All prizes are awarded “AS IS” and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose).

6.  Identity of Entrant.  In the event of a dispute about the identity of the entrant, entries made online will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry.  An authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.  The potential winner may be required to provide Sponsor with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the winning entry.

7. How to Enter. Participants may enter as follows:

(a) Free Online Entry Method:  To enter via the free online entry method, visit http://wadems.ngpvanhost.com/form/-8528268023267588352 and complete and submit an online entry form during the Promotion Period. 

(b) Contribution Method: We are asking for a donation of up to $10,000 from individuals per calendar year. Contributions in any amount from corporations, labor organizations, national banks, federal contractors, and foreign nationals are prohibited. To enter by contributing money to Sponsor, complete and submit the contribution form at https://wadems.ngpvanhost.com/form/-8240037647115876608 during the Promotion Period. No minimum contribution is necessary to enter. Entering via the contribution method will not increase your chances of winning. 

For All Entry Methods:  Failure to submit all required information in the manner required in these Official Rules and/or any entry or contribution form may result in disqualification.  Proof of contribution or online entry will not be deemed to be proof of receipt of entry by Sponsor.  All entrants and entries are subject to verification by Sponsor.  Entries will not be acknowledged or returned.  By entering the Promotion, you consent to being placed on an e-mail mailing list for promotional and other purposes.  

8. Promotion Rules.  The winners will be determined by a random drawing from all eligible entries to be held at Washington State Democratic Party headquarters on October 9, 2014. Potential winners will be notified by phone or e-mail by October 10, 2014. To claim the prize, each potential winner should follow the instructions contained in his/her notification.

9. Federal Election Campaign Act Compliance. You hereby represent and warrant that all equipment, materials and facilities used to enter the Promotion are owned by you and were not provided by a corporation, labor union, foreign national or federal contractor.

10. General Release.  By entering the Promotion, you release Sponsor and all Released Parties from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Promotion or delivery, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use any prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory.

11.  Use of Winner Name, Likeness, etc.  Except where prohibited by law, entry into the Promotion constitutes permission to use each winner’s name, hometown, likeness and/or prize information, without limitation, for promotional purposes without further permission or compensation.  As a condition of being awarded any prize, except where prohibited by law, each winner may be required to execute a consent to the use of his or her name, hometown, likeness and/or prize information, without limitation, for promotional purposes without further permission or compensation.

12. Winner List; Rules Request.  For a copy of the winner list, send a stamped, self-addressed, business-size envelope after October 11, 2014 and before October 11, 2015 to Sponsor at the address listed below. To obtain a copy of these Official Rules, send a stamped, self-addressed business-size envelope to Sponsor at the address listed below.  Residents of VT may omit return postage. 

14. Intellectual Property Notice.  The Promotion and all accompanying materials are copyright © 2014 by Washington State Democrats. All rights reserved.

15. Miscellaneous.  The Promotion and these Official Rules will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of Washington, U.S.A. without regard to its or any other jurisdiction’s choice of law provisions.  Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects.  Any provision of these Official Rules deemed unenforceable will be enforced to the extent permissible, and the remainder of these Official Rules will remain in effect. Sponsor reserves the right to change these Official Rules at any time, in its sole discretion, and to suspend or cancel the Promotion or any entrant’s participation in the Promotion should viruses, bugs, unauthorized human intervention or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control affect the administration, security or proper play of the Promotion, or Sponsor otherwise becomes (as determined in its sole discretion) incapable of running the Promotion as planned.  Entrants who violate these Official Rules, violate any law, rule or regulation in connection with participation in the Promotion, tamper with the operation of the Promotion or engage in any conduct that is detrimental or unfair to Sponsor, the Promotion or any other entrant (in each case as determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion) are subject to disqualification from entry into the Promotion.  Sponsor reserves the right to lock out persons whose eligibility is in question or who have been disqualified or are otherwise ineligible to enter the Promotion.  If you have any questions about these Official Rules or the Promotion, please e-mail them to [email protected] or send written questions to the address listed below.

16. Sponsor: Washington State Democrats, PO Box 4027, Seattle, WA 98104.